Questions to ask an adoption attorney, general guidelines on standards plus a free downloadable worksheet
Financial Matters of Hiring an Adoption Attorney
- What is the average cost of the adoptions you have handled?
- How do you bill? Is your fee an hourly rate, or do you charge a flat fee? (Keep in mind that ethical, experienced adoption attorneys may have a higher hourly rate but charge less overall because they spend less time than a less-experienced adoption attorney would.)
- Do you require a retainer fee in advance? If so, how much? What happens to my retainer fee if the birth mother changes her mind?